4 Essential Boating Accessories to Get This Spring
Infamous actor Robin Williams often said: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party!’.” And one of the best ways to ‘party’ or rather celebrate this new season is by taking to the open waters with friends and family. The gorgeous blue waters of Port Phillip are waiting to welcome you and a few friends to new and exciting watery adventures.
It feels nice to spend some time in the warmer waters. But you do need to be pretty careful or those damaging UV rays could easily burn your skin and your boating or beach accessories to a crisp. The right accessories can help you stay cool and healthy while keeping your boating gear nice and protected. Here is a quick look at some of the best boating accessories to get for your boat this spring.
An Outboard Cover
Boating motors are very expensive. One of the first accessories you should get this spring is an outboard cover. These covers cover the motor and keep UV rays, salt, and dust out of your motor cowling and other sensitive components. It will also protect your cowl from scratches and dents while transporting it on the trailer or moored.
A Boat Cover
A boat cover is a must-have accessory to have because it will keep your boat protected when it is not in use or in storage. Custom boat covers are usually designed to suit the shape and size of your boat. They can be designed to cover just the deck and steering compartment or they can cover most of the boat. For sailboats, these covers are even used to cover your mat and sails while your boat is in storage.
Boat covers will keep your boat and electronics protected from dust, mice, insects, and damaging UV rays. These covers are also ideal anti-theft devices since no one can see what you keep stored inside your boat while you are transporting it.
Boat Bench Cushions
In spring, we get to enjoy watery adventures more often. Boating sessions can also be enjoyed for much longer since the sun rises earlier and sets later in the day. To make these longer journeys a little bit more comfortable, you should get a few bench seat cushions.
Bench seat cushions will protect your bench seats from damaging UV rays and will keep them nice and clean. These seats are also very comfortable to sit on since they are designed with a thick sponge and some of them even include handy pockets so you can store your chilled beverages.
A Sailboat Awning
The sails on sailboats are pretty vulnerable. These materials can get worn down and fade by the sun. It is also pretty tough to keep your sails nice and clean when an abundance of sea birds like seagulls constantly sweep the air.
Storing your boat awnings or sails underneath a boat cover tends to be uncomfortable because you can’t use your boat unless you remove the cover. It is also unhealthy to store awnings in a secure boat cover because they can also get mould or mildew growth if they are exposed to too much humidity.
A sailboat awning is an ideal solution. These awnings are hung over the sails to protect them from UV rays, bird droppings, and dust. The awning also creates a nice shaded area on the deck where you can sit while you are enjoying the open waters. If the awning is high enough you should be able to use your motorized sailboat without removing the cover.
With these terrific boat covers, and many other great products from Ocean South Australia, you can give your boat the best protection while you are out having a blast this spring.